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From opera to rock, Italy at the Capital Pride Parade
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From opera to rock, Italy at the Capital Pride Parade

Categories: Culture and creativity -Music and Performing Arts
The Italian Cultural Institute in Washington participates in the Capital Pride Parade.
La coreografia italiana al Capital Pride 2022 1.5

Italian music and dance this year are among the protagonists of the annual Capital Pride Parade in Washington DC. The Italian Cultural Institute of Washington, in collaboration with the Italian Embassy and the European Union Delegation, presents the choreography of Mimmo Miccolis of the Washington National Ballet and the singing talent of Divas in Drag Italian Opera Company during the traditional Pride parade, this year live again after the pandemic break.

On 11 June, the streets of the American capital saw a Pride parade of Italian music icons, from Raffaella Carrà to Måneskin, preceded by an operatic performance by Divas in Drag Italian Opera Company on the notes of ‘La Traviata’. In a highly visible event, a real cultural occasion for the US capital, the project presents a welcoming Italy, open to diversity and sensitive to the rights of the LGBTQ+ community, represented also through the musical history of our country.



Mimmo Miccolis' choreography for the Capital Pride Parade DC 2022

The choreographer Mimmo Miccolis, recognised and awarded on the international scene for his works mainly focused on social issues such as human rights, climate change, bullying, racism, immigration, women's rights, economic crises... was invited by the Italian Embassy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington DC to choreograph 3 paintings to celebrate Italy's first participation in the Capital Pride Parade DC 2022. Mimmo thought of celebrating Italy starting from what it is famous for in the world, Opera, and moving on to today's avant-garde Italy through the Rock of Maneskin who are giving a modern image of our Bel Paese. Mimmo also thought of including and paying tribute to the Italian gay icon par excellence, Raffaella Carrà, who left us last year, through the song/soundtrack of Paolo Sorrentino's Oscars-winning Italian film, La Grande Bellezza. The 3 very different choreographies will be performed by 12 dancers from the Studio Company and Professional division of the Washington Ballet, exalting a warm, welcoming Italy, sensitive to the issues and rights of the LGBTQ community.

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